Transformative approaches for equity and resilience – Harnessing the 2030 Agenda for health & well-being

Friday, 6 October 2017 | 9.00-11.30 | Kursaal C

Organised by World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Building further on the SDG/Health 2020 roadmap: Addressing inequities through social policies and investments and economic determinants of health and health inequities

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has created a new impetus for transformative approaches to achieving the goals of better health and well-being for all. This builds on the work of Health 2020, the policy and strategy framework for the WHO European Region, which has whole-of-government, Health in All Policies, and whole-of-society approaches at the heart of its implementation.

This Forum will build further on the Forum 4 discussions, but focus on the social and economic determinants of health, health equity and investment approaches to health and well-being by building on the High Level Conference on Promoting Intersectoral and Interagency Action for Health and Well-being in the WHO European Region (Paris, December 2016) highlighting transformative approaches through intersectoral action that empower people, increase transparency and accountability, and strengthen resilience on individual, community and systems level.

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Keynote presentations

Health inequalities in the working population: what causes them and what can inter-sectoral policies do against?

NICO DRAGANO, Institute of Medical Sociology, Düsseldorf University Hospital

The transformative impact of universal basic income – a powerful equaliser of health, human potential and social progress

LOUISE HAAGH, Reader, Department of Politics, University of York, UK

The Well-being of Future Generation (Wales) Act: a whole-of-government whole-of-society roadmap for creating a healthier, resilient, prosperous and more equal Wales

MARIANA DYAKOVA, Deputy Director, Policy Research and International Development, Public Health Wales and member of the Young Forum Gastein

Panel discussion: Acting to create healthier, more inclusive and sustainable societies

The panellists will discuss and explore in more depth key issues and approaches on strengthening social, economic and health resilience on individual, community and systems levels. Empowering people, increasing transparency and accountability.

Building a new economy where people really take control. The tools to transform real lives, workplaces and communities

GRAHAM RANDLES, Managing Director, New Economic Foundation Consultancy

Political and civic dialogue processes – strengthening democratic processes for better lives and healthier people and societies

LEO WILLIAMS, Director, European Anti-Poverty Network

The Role of Cities in levelling up health and life opportunities: progress and lessons learned from creating health-enhancing systems for living and working. Illustrated by sustainable mobility, air quality and the Udine Declaration on Life Long Learning

FURIO HONSELL, Mayor of City of Udine, Italy

European advocacy, lobbying and constituency building for health - partnerships for the health and wellbeing of all Europeans

NINA RENSHAW, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance

Panellists will be joined by the keynote speakers


CHRISTINE BROWN, Programme Manager Health Equity & Social Determinants & Coordonator, European Health Equity Status Report, WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development

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NameDragano, Nico
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NameDyakova, Mariana
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NameLouise, Haagh
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NameHonsell, Furio
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NameRandles, Graham
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NameRenshaw, Nina
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NameWilliams, Leo
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